Running from 23-25 June 2017, the three-day Northern Boat Show will play host to some of the biggest and most popular boat brands and covers both the offshore and inland markets

13 June 2017

Organisers of the Northern Boat Show have announced more boats will be joining the line-up of power boats, RIBS and sailing boats on display at Liverpool.

Tingdene Marinas will now be bringing the much anticipated Tylor Broom 370 and the Broom 30.

Tyler Broom is known for producing light and bright boats with views of the water from every aspect.

To complete the inland water display will be Aintree with their 25ft Beetle and 60ft bespoke semi-cruiser, Narrowboats Ltd with a Pioneer 60ft x 9ft slim line wide beam, Viking Canal Boats with a 65ft x 12ft 6in floating apartment and five canal boats from locally-based Collingwood Boat Company.

The Northern Boat Show, which is taking place during the Mersey River Festival, will also feature exhibits across the leisure marine market from boat builders, sail makers, marinas and chandlers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment.

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Event director for the show, Richard Milbourn, said, “Not only is there so much to see at the show but the Mersey River Festival has something for all the family with everything from historic ships, boat racing, music to a wakeboarding competition!”

A tall ship on display

Mersey River Festival. Credit: Ant Clausen

“This year, Liverpool is proud to welcome Armed Forces Day, with plans for some of the most spectacular and iconic displays from the Armed Forces being welcomed to the city on Saturday 24th June,” he added.

The Mersey River Festival and all the land exhibitions are free. Pontoon tickets for access to the boats on display at the Northern Boat Show cost £5 per day (plus booking fee). They are available from

Visitors will also be given the chance to win a variety of prizes – including a Fairview Sailing weekend yacht charter, a Sailing Logic introduction to racing course for 2 and a Helly Hansen sailing jacket – be answering a simple question on the website.


25 April 2017

The 2017 Northern Boat Show is promising a spectacular line-up of power boats, ribs, narrow boats, sailing boats and marine businesses when it takes place in Liverpool this June.

This three-day boat show runs from 23-25 June during the Mersey River Festival.

Boat brands making their debut at the show include Axis, Broom, Dutton Amphibious Cars, English Harbour Yachts, Explorer Boats, Ocqueteau and Viking Canal Boats.

This is in addition to previous exhibitors such as Aintree Boats, Avon, Bavaria, Beneteau, Collingwood Boat Builders, David Moss Boatbuilders, Excel Boats, Highfield, Kite, Parker, Viking and Zodiac.

A sailing yacht on the water

Kite will be at the show

The Northern Boat Show will cover every aspect of the leisure marine industry from boat builders, canoes, kayaks, sail makers, marinas, holidays, chandlers, watersports and engine manufacturers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment.

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Exhibitors include Amateur Yacht Research Society, Aqueduct Marina, Say Sea School, Beds on Board, Boatwork, Boatworld, Borrow A Boat, Bluepoint Marine, Broom Marine Services, Caldwell Windows, Canoe & Kayak Direct, Conwy Quays Marina, Cruising Association, Eazyview, Go Earth, Habitent, James Troop Volvo Penta, Impact Marine, Intellitec MV, Jeckells Sails, Kings Lock Chandlery, Liverpool Marina, Liverpool Power Boats, Maiden Marine, Maryport Harbour & Marina, Moor2Sea, National Coastwatch, Online LEDS, Pennine Marine, Pieroth, Popaloo, Preston Marina, River Canal Rescue, Sailfish Marine, Saturn Sails, Seaway Deliveries, Shark Attack Watersports, Starboard Locker, Transcool, Waterside Moorings and Whitehaven Marina.

This year’s headline sponsors Dream Yacht Charter, Sailing Logic and Fairview sailing are offering the chance to win three great prizes.

A motor yacht at anchor

Visitors will also be able to see the English Harbour Yacht 29

Prizes on offer include an introduction to racing course for two, a weekend yacht charter or a single day skippered charter and a day’s sailing with Alex Thomson on the record breaking HUGO BOSS.

The competitions are free to enter by going to the Show website.

A moored narrowboat

Aintree Beetle will be on display in Liverpool during the Northern Boat Show

The event director of the Northern Boat Show, Richard Milbourn, said: “We’re delighted that the show has almost doubled in size this year with both a new dock and quayside being filled.”

“The land exhibition is now on Salthouse and Canning Dock Quaysides with the boats displayed in Salthouse and Albert Docks. The overall vista will be amazing and the show is unique for creating such a spectacle right at the heart of a city and Liverpool’s majestic waterfront,” he added.

A red sports boat

The 2016 Axis A20

Visitors will be able to buy tickets to give them exclusive access to the boats on display on the pontoons with the Festival and land exhibitions free for all to visit.

Early Bird pontoon tickets for access to the boats are just £5 per day (plus booking fee) or £8 if bought on the day. To book tickets, visit